Asus P7P55D-E Premium
Released November, 2009
The Pros:Tidy, neat layout makes installation a breeze. Great overclocker--can handle RAM, CPU, GPU overclocking with no overheating or efficiency issues. Relatively futureproof in some ways--SATA III and USB 3.0.
The Cons:Dual-GPU setups are limited to x8/x8 mode. 6 of the 8 SATA connectors share a single controller, limiting RAID setups. There's no reason to buy this board over similar Sandy Bridge offerings.
The P7P55D-E Premium is a mid-range motherboard from Asus, released in late 2009. This ATX board prominently features support for the Intel Core processor family and DDR3 memory compatibility. Two PCI-E x16 slots are built-in for graphics cards, while storage is expandable with dual USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s connections.
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The P7P55D-E Premium is an LGA 1156 based product, meaning Intel Core i3, i5 and i7 processors are fully compatible with this motherboard. Two PCI-E x16 slots are available, allowing gamers to run graphics cards in SLI/CrossFireX mode. SATA 6 Gb/s for hard drives is also supported through two individual onboard connections. Two USB 3.0 ports also come standard, providing users with an approximate 10x transfer speed increase over the previous generation. Extra features include advanced energy management functionality, plus built-in 10 channel HD audio with DTS decoding support. A remote control is included for adjusting overclocking settings on-the-fly.
- Intel Core i3/i5/i7 support
- 16 GB of DDR3 memory (max.)
- 2x PCI-E x16 slot
- 6x SATA 3Gb/s
- 2x SATA 6Gb/s connectors
- 6x USB 2.0 / 2x USB 3.0
- 8 channel HD audio
- Dual Gigabit Ethernet
- 32+3 phase power design
- ATX form factor
- MemOK!, TurboV EVO, Express Gate SSD
- TurboV remote control
User Reviews (2)
Tidy, neat layout makes installation a breeze.
Great overclocker--can handle RAM, CPU, GPU overclocking with no overheating or efficiency issues.
Relatively futureproof in some ways--SATA III and USB 3.0.
BIOS is fully featured and well laid out.
Pretty fair price for a CrossFireX/SLI-capable motherboard of this quality.
Very helpful manual--something very rarely seen with motherboards.
Dual-GPU setups are limited to x8/x8 mode.
6 of the 8 SATA connectors share a single controller, limiting RAID setups.
There's no reason to buy this board over similar Sandy Bridge offerings.
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